Let’s take a minute and celebrate the most popular plant to now be a part of the Cabo wedding scene! It’s our little green friend…the succulent! It’s popping up everywhere… from rustic farm weddings to beachfront seaside weddings like we have here in our beautiful destination wedding location, Cabo San Lucas. And we at Cabo Flowers & Cakes couldn’t be happier!!!
Succulents grow as an individual bloom and are the perfect shade of a mellow, mild green. They add color and texture to any floral arrangement without stealing the glory from other beautiful blooms. They are hardy and long-lasting, and add a bit of fun too!
We love to add succulents to bouquets (bridal and bridesmaid), table centerpieces, as boutonnieres (not usually the whole bloom but just a snippet of one), and as mini arrangements perfect for a cocktail table or in a restroom.
Really, the only limit to what you can use a succulent for is your imagination or your budget.
Here in Cabo, the chuppah (also sometimes called a canopy) gets all the attention. With it’s four legs, and it’s beautiful draping…most of our brides start their wedding planning intent on a structure like this. But, we wanted to let everyone know…at Cabo Flowers and Cakes, we love arches and frames too.
What’s a frame? It’s basically a two-legged chuppah/canopy, and so we add this to the arch category as well. These ceremony structures are just as beautiful as many of the chuppahs and canopies we design (and they are more affordable). Here are a few to convince you, too:
Remember, in Cabo we are famous for our Arch. So…maybe your wedding ceremony decor should include one as well!
When we at Cabo Flowers and Cakes work with you to create your Cabo wedding decor, we have a checklist of sorts. We know every element that can be made to shine with flowers, and there is ultimately one part of ceremony decor that many brides overlook. Their chairs!
Please, we beg of you, don’t leave your ceremony chairs naked. They flank your aisle, where you will walk as you greet the love of your life. Your aisle will be prominent in all of your photos and so will the chairs that line the aisle.
Chair flowers are fun, festive and they tie together all your ceremony decor. Use them just on the aisles (for a more affordable option) or place one on each chair (either on the back or on the side.) Even if you are using a chair cover or a chair tie, there is always a beautiful space for a flower as well. The results will be…phenomenal!
We, at Cabo Flowers and Cakes, get a lot of pictures sent to us of floral items that brides want us to (re)create for their weddings. What is our most requested chuppah? It’s this beautiful design that we created for Paulina and Michael’s beach ceremony at El Dorado Beach & Golf Club! Because it is so loved, we decided to feature their wedding as this month’s Real Wedding Highlight. (Plus the antique chandelier is just simply gorgeous!)
Paulina and Michael were high school sweethearts. Her mom owned a house in Cabo, where she had spent many wonderful days and weeks, and so when she and Michael decided to get married, they knew Cabo was the place! El Dorado was a gorgeous option for their ceremony and reception, and so the planning began.
With orange being their primary color, and brown, natural beige, and yellow being highlight colors, we focused on a simple arrangement of just orange/yellow cala lilies for her bridal bouquet . Paulina wanted to let the bright colors speak for themselves, without crowding in lots of secondary colors. We think her approach worked wonderfully!
However, when it came time to decorate for her reception tables, Paulina knew that she wanted to create table centerpieces that were spectacular, and that added some additional color to her bronze table linens. She added in white and orange roses, with green cymbidium orchids and draped Belles of Ireland, with alternating dark wood pillars and bronze urns, for a high-low look. With the glow of her amber candles, the tables were so romantic and carried out her brown and orange theme perfectly! We at Cabo Flowers and Cakes are proud to have been a part of this amazing Cabo wedding! And we’d be happy to re-create this look for you, too!